WW2: Troops Play With Captured Remote Controlled Tanks

first published on June 17, 2016 by

Allied Soldiers play with captured German remote controlled tanks that were designed to be used as mobile tracked mines during World War II.

The Goliath tracked mine (Leichter Ladungsträger Goliath, full German name), known as the “Doodle-bug” or “Beetle Tank” to the Allied troops, is a small remote controlled device designed by the Germans to carry explosives. The tiny tracked vehicle was capable of carrying up to 220 pounds (100KG) of high explosives, and it was designed to destroy tanks, disrupt dense infantry formations, and remove Allied bridges from a distance.


Very few of these early remote controlled weapons exist today. The ones that are still surviving are being held in museums around the world. This is an interesting piece of history, and it shows exactly how innovative the German troops were during World War II.

Now let’s watch some Allied troops do exactly what you would expect modern troops to do if they found some tracked RC cars.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Goliath tracked mine, you can do so here.


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